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Home Town: Menomonie, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Mission Hills, California, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2000
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I've been cooking for nearly 40 years but only in the last ten years have I felt more confident in my abilities. I've experimented more with the help of All Recipes, the Food Network, and magazines like Quick and Easy and I actually enjoy cooking now! I retired almost a year ago after 30 years of dispatching for the LA County Sheriff's Dept. I'm hoping to do a little traveling and I really enjoy trying new recipes. It's easier now that I have the time.
My favorite things to cook
I love using the slow cooker as it's such a time saver after a long day. I love meals that have fewer, fresher ingredients that I can put on the table in an hour or less. And I love making soup with every vegetable I have in my kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
I once made a Raspberry trifle which was not only beautiful to look at but everyone raved about how good it was. My mother could not stop sampling it. I was proud of that since I don't really bake much and don't do many desserts. And every Thanksgiving I get compliments on my meal (with the help of some wonderful allrecipes.com recipes). I have a few recipes that people insist that I bring to potluck dinners.
My cooking tragedies
Years ago, I tried a recipe for "chili dog pizza" that I thought would interest my family. It was tasty but with the way it looked, my husband wouldn't even taste it! Now if we want a chili dog, I don't make it in pizza form....
Recipe Reviews 33 reviews
Saltine Toffee Cookies
So easy and so incredibly good! I didn't use foil, just put the (already cooled) pan in the freezer for awhile and the toffee popped right out of the pan. Please do yourself a favor and try this, you'll be impressed!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2011
Sausage Egg Casserole
You HAVE to try this recipe! I love being able to just get up and pop it in the oven after being assembled the night before. And it's delicious! I used Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese and didn't have any green chilies but the result was absolutely wonderful. Everyone loved it and my son and husband polished it off the next morning. I'll be making it for my Easter brunch. Thanks for such a great recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 19, 2011
Japanese Chicken Wings
I have to admit that I did not follow this recipe exactly because I was already baking some chicken wings and looking for a different sauce to coat them in. They came out absolutely delicious! They are sweet and very sticky and you can't help licking your fingers. Next time I will try them as directed but I don't see how they could be any better.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 13, 2010

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